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What does a better Winnipeg look like?

It’s Red Table Day—a day to come together and talk over a meal about how we can make Winnipeg better! Today United Way is asking Winnipeggers to “start a conversation that matters” with four questions that explore opinions and ideas … Continue reading

What IS a “Red Table,” anyway?

Our second 50th anniversary Winnipeg Wednesday is the “Red Table.” It’s a meal with a message, a chance to start a conversation that matters with old friends and new! There are lots of ways to experience a Red Table. We’re hosting a … Continue reading

Richardson’s GenNext volunteers creating a brighter future for Winnipeg.

Richardson International is a key contributor to the United Way through its workplace campaign. During last year’s fall campaign kick-off, Richardson employees had the privilege of hearing Paul Lacap, a member of the Board of Trustees at United Way of … Continue reading

Ordinary, everyday magic with the power to transform lives.

A single parent who sometimes struggled to afford everyday essentials, Ashlyn is grateful for the kindness, compassion and support she received from staff and neighbours at a local family resource centre and United Way agency partner in North Point Douglas. … Continue reading

Conscious kindness, like a wave washing over Winnipeg.

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Our first Winnipeg Wednesday was amazing. Winnipeggers were overwhelmingly on board with the idea to plan, pledge, and carry out acts of conscious kindness. There were 1666 pledges on our Kindness website to do … Continue reading

Better lives built on everyday kindness

A series of simple kindnesses has had life-changing consequences for Dilly and her son Dion, beginning 27 years ago when a United Way-supported community development worker suggested Dilly—a waitress between jobs—begin volunteering at Dion’s nursery school and get more involved … Continue reading